My name is Andy Shuping and my mission in life is to help the community (librarians, educators, businesses, health care professionals, etc.) connect to the comics and graphic novel community, and vice versa. Below are some of the services I can provide. For more information view my business page or contact me.
What can I do for you?
My mission in life is to help the community (librarians, educators, businesses, health care professionals, etc.) connect to the comics and graphic novel community, and vice versa.
For comics and artists:
With over 8 years experience as a librarian and managing social media, I can offer a variety of services and skills. I can help you find the information that you're looking for, help you manage or come up with a social media strategy to better promote yourself, and help you with organizing your information so that you, and others can easily find it.
As a former librarian I have extensive experience with building, maintaining, and managing collections. I can help you develop strategies for starting a comics collection, navigating challenges, how to use them in the classroom and meet common core standards, and how to connect with the comics community. As a practicing artist I can also create illustrations or comics to create a visual impact for a report or a presentation.
I've presented at local, state, and national conferences on a variety of topics, some of which can be seen on my presentations page. I'm a dynamic, engaged, and motivated speaker and can create a presentation centered around topics related to comics, graphic novels, arts, libraries, or any combination of them. I'm available to speak to classes, conferences, or other venues.
Here are a few different sketches that I’ve done over the last several months.
The moon. The inspiration for so many thing and always just so out of reach. It inspires joy, tears, laughter, dances, and dreams. Moonmories is a comic about memories brought forth by the moon. Moonmories
One of the very first assignments, and one of my favorites from this past semester, was creating a comic in the style of a particular artist. The one given to me? Matt Groening, “Life in Hell” from the 1980’s time frame. And I have to say it was a lot of fun to apply his[…]
One of my favorite assignments in my first semester at CCS was crafting a story around the fable the tortoise and the hare. But where’s the fun in telling the same story already known? What if…the tortoise and the hare were done in steampunk style? What if…there was more to the story than we know?[…]
A story created by picking three random prompts from one of the Grammar Girl’s reference books. The sentence that inspired it all? “Me and Aardvark stepped on a Squiggly.” Want to know who Squiggly is? Buy the comic and find out! Death of a Squiggly